Tag: Charles Grodin

Rewind, Review, and Re-Rate: ‘The Heartbreak Kid’: Elaine May’s Portrait of Courtship and Marriage

PG-13 | 1h 46min | Romance-Drama, Comedy | 1972 “The Heartbreak Kid” (1972) is one of Elaine May’s best films as a director. It’s based on Neil Simon’s screenplay, which in turn, is based on Bruce Jay Friedman’s play “A Change of Plan.” This year marks the movie’s 50th anniversary, yet it speaks, even today,…


Charles Grodin, ‘Midnight Run,’ ‘Heartbreak Kid,’ Star, Dies

Charles Grodin, the droll, offbeat actor and writer who scored as a caddish newlywed in “The Heartbreak Kid” and later had roles ranging from Robert De Niro’s counterpart in the comic thriller “Midnight Run” to the bedeviled father in the “Beethoven” comedies, has died. He was 86. Grodin died Tuesday at him in Wilton, Connecticut,…